Internship Admissions



The 2018 A Application Cycle for the
Pathmaker Internship is now 

Admissions Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible to participate as an intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old (16 for Level I High School Internship)
  • 15 months of availability to participate (6 months for Level I High School Internship)
  • Valid Social Security Number & can pass background check
  • Speak and read English fluently
  • Daily access to email
  • Reliable transportation to and from Escondido and Poway
  • One-time, non-refundable $100 onboarding fee (upon acceptance)

Interview/Onboarding Timeline for 2018 A:

Before applying, here are the important dates you should be available for:

  • Interviews Occur: November 13th through December 4th
  • Acceptance Notifications Sent By: Saturday, December 9th
  • Orientation Day: January 13th
  • Skills Days: January 20th and 21st  
  • Department Specific Orientation & Training: February
  • 2018 A Rotation: March 1st, 2018 through May 31st, 2018

If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.

Availability for the first rotation:

Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts of more than 14 days. This means that for 2018 A, you should anticipate applying only if you plan to be available for the onboarding dates above, and on a weekly basis from March 1st, 2018 through May 31st, 2018.

2018 A Application Process:

Ready to apply? Here's what you'll do next:

Pre-requisite: Click HERE to download the Program Requirements Packet


Get Started: Click HERE to set up your online profile and apply in 3 easy steps:

  1. Check Your Eligibility Status

  2. Complete Your Application

    • Submit two (2) references (professional and/or academic)
    • Fill out your personal information
    • Complete short answer essays
    • Remember to click “submit”!
  3. Schedule Your Interview

    • Submit the Interview Availability Form
    • Upload a professional headshot photo

Application Deadlines:

References must complete an online survey on your behalf by 10/20 at 5pm
Your application must be formally submitted by 10/21 at 5pm

Important Information for Applicants:

  • Interns are accepted and onboarded every three months, with start dates of September 1st, December 1st, March 1st and June 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place around those times will be for the NEXT cycle (e.g. if you interview in September, you will be starting December 1st)
  • For any additional information, please contact us at
Application Cycle Application Opens Interviews Onboarding Process Official Start Date
2018 A October 1st mid November – early December January – February March 1st, 2018
2018 B January 1st mid February – early March April – May June 1st, 2018
2018 C April 1st mid May –
early June
July – August September 1st, 2018
2018 D July 1st mid August –
early September
October – November December 1st, 2018